How To Install DayZ Mod For Arma II

How To Install DayZ Mod For Arma II

How To Install DayZ Mod for Arma II:

Before we begin your survival adventure, you will need to own ARMA II: Combined Operations, that’s both ARMA II and Operation Arrowhead. It’s super easy to find, the mod is so popular that It’s selling great on Amazon and it has literally launched Bohemia’s military simulation into Steam’s Top Ten!

You can Buy it here: ArmA2: Combined Operations [Download]

Or get it on Steam Here: http://store.steampowered.com/about/

Once in steam grab both ARMA II and Combined Operations. They are having a special right now for both for a discounted price!

After installing Steam and downloading the games you will need load Combined Operations at least once while running Steam as Administrator.

(skip those steps if you bought the game on amazon/somewhere else)

After that Download and install Six Updater It can be found here: http://www.six-updater.net/

Six Updater is a program that automatically updates and manages your ARMA II mods. Once you get Six Updater up and running, installing DayZ is as simple as choosing which server and then waiting for Six Updater to download the necessary files.

To play simply Load Six launcher and find a server, clicking the “play” button to join.

The manual method:

With both downloaded and installed, you’ll need the mod files. You’ll need all of these downloaded and extracted into the Operation Arrowhead folder. The file structure: x\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\@DayZ\AddOns. With the AddOns folder full of rotting zombie flesh, now it’s time to tell Steam to launch the mod. Right click on – ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead in the games list and select “Properties” then “Set Launch Options”. In the box cut and paste this “-mod=@dayz -nosplash” without the quotations.

All set? Kiss your significant other goodbye. Launch Arrowhead in “Combined Operations” mode and be prepared to scan the largely unhelpful server browser for several minutes. You can prepare a little by setting the browser to search for “Dayz” in the mission section of the filter, and telling it to ignore full servers, but even that will mean you click on an apparently spacious server and find it actually full.

COMMON ERRORS:

I get ‘You cannot play/edit this mission, it is dependent on downloadable content that has been deleted.dayz_code, dayz_weapons, dayz_equip etc.’upon joining any DayZ server.
- You installed the mod or the shortcut incorrectly. Make sure you add “-mod=@dayz” without quotes in the launch options and DayZ mod files are installed in the proper folder. By default: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\@DayZ\Addons”

I am stuck at “Waiting for server response” or “Waiting for character to create” or “Receiving Data”.
- Servers are simply being overloaded, wait a litte or try another server. If nothing works try below.
- Launch Operation Arrowhead from steam and select the option to re-install BattlEye Anti-Cheat client. If you are using retail download the latest version form http://www.battleye.com/download.html and put it in a folder named  “BattlEye” in the “Expansion” folder of your Arma2:OA main directory.
- Redownload DayZ mod files and make sure you have the latest version. http://armafiles.info/dayz/
- If nothing works try reinstalling both Arma2 and OA.

I get “You can not play/edit this mission; it is dependent on downloadable content that has been deleted.cherarus” when trying to join any server.
- Make sure you launch the game as ‘Combined Operations’ and NOT ‘Operation Arrowhead’ when launching from STEAM.

When I join the server I get kicked back to the lobby without any error messages.
- Launch Operation Arrowhead from steam and select the option to re-install BattlEye Anti-Cheat client. If you are using retail download the latest version form http://www.battleye.com/download.html and put it in a folder named  “BattlEye” in the “Expansion” folder of your Arma2:OA main directory.

Invisible objects, missing textures etc.
- Right click ARMA 2 in STEAM – ‘Properties’ – ‘Local Files’ – ‘Verify integrity of game cache’.
- Try changing your ingame video settings.

I get other weird graphic artifacts ingame that block my screen.
- Known bug, it occurs on the barbed wire fences that players can build and should be fixed in the next patch. You can try changing your ingame video settings as a temporary fix.

How do I change my FOV (Field of View)?
- See this thread: http://forums.bistud…ing-up-your-FOV

I get ‘ARMA2 stopped working’ error on launch.
- Right click ARMA 2 in STEAM – ‘Properties’ – ‘Local Files’ – ‘Verify integrity of game cache’.
- Redownload and make sure you are using the latest version of DayZ mod files.
- Try launching the game without DayZ mod, see if it works. If it does reinstall DayZ mod files.
- Try installing the latest beta patch (see above).

I can’t use Direct Chat ingame. Mic is stuttering.
- Known bug. You can install the latest beta patch for Arma2:OA (see above) or wait for the official fix.

I get “No entry ‘bin\config.bin\CfgVehicles\’” or similar pop-up error message when launching the game or playing on a server.
- Ignore it. It won’t affect your game.

I get ‘missing CBA_Main’ when joining a server.
- Ignore it. It won’t affect your game.

Hopefully you didn’t get an error code when install, but if all went well, Congratulations! You have successfully installed DayZ mod for Arma II